It turns out David Harvey did not graduate with his high school class, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said. He chose Akron in part because the Zips pass a lot.
JUCO linebacker Mickey Baker chose Akron because of the MAC Championship, the Tallahassee Democrat says.
Coach J.D. Brookhart said the local perception of Akron is poor. The farther he gets from Akron, the easier it is to recruit, the Canton Repository reported. If you ask me, that is a byproduct of poor media coverage of Kent State and Akron. They are secondary compared to Ohio State in broadcast, print and radio in Northeast Ohio.